Here is a link to pics from our trip to the Jordan River Valley north of Alba, MI.http://s98.photobucket.com/user/boul...iver%20Pathway My wife's second backpacking outing and first real loop trail. Had great weather. It got down to 34 degrees at night, but we slept warm in our two DIY hammocks and DIY UQ's. We saw a porcupine and some bear scat. We saw one person on the trail on the way in and had the hike-in campground all to ourselves. My wife was scared of bears. We had many owls hooting in our camp. I told her bears didn't like the hooting of owls and that they would stay away from our camp because of that! She believed me until we were discussing it with some family and I could no longer contain my laughter! Part of the trail is the NCT and it passes over the 45 parallel, hence the pic with the sign. The second day was a little tougher, more up than down, but we had a great hike. I think I got the wife hooked on backpacking. 2 days after we got back, she texted me "We should check out North Manitou Island, the backpacking looks awesome!" I am a lucky man!